V is for Vision
What’s your vision? What kind of person are you trying to become?
Paul calls on the Christians in Corinth to become like Christ. Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God
something to be used to his own advantage…. (Philippians 2:5–6)
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For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45)
Jesus knew who he was and what he was about. How hard it is to have that same kind of clarity!
The paradox is this: we don’t get clarity by seeking clarity; we get clarity about who we are and what we’re here for by seeking Jesus. Healthy clarity comes by getting to know his mindset and his heart.
Without a vision for becoming like Christ in heart and mind, we won’t. We can’t drift into maturity.
What kind of person would you like to become? What’s your vision?
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Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee, chocolate chip cookies, Apple products, small video projects, and the New England Patriots.